In honor of Rogue One, The Force Awakens and all the Star Wars goodness, I’ve decided to get my cosmic cocktail muscles flexing. These drinks are perfect for Star Wars marathon parties, Star Wars discussion parties, Star Wars release-night parties… you get the gist. Enjoy these delightful drinks, peruse Star Wars fun, and, while you’re at it, be sure to save on all your ingredients and Star Wars merchandise with Gumdrop, the automatic coupon finder that you can add to your browser.
May the force be with you, always.
The basil martini is a bright green drink, a perfect color to enjoy during the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in episode IV. If you need a little extra sweetness, feel free to add a touch of lime to juice to your shaker.
1 1/2 oz vodka (or Gin Mare)
3/4 oz water
3/4 oz tonic
3/4 tsp agave nectar
3/4 – 1 oz lime juice (to taste)
1 bunch of basil leaves
1 cup of ice
lime wedge (to garnish)
Pick out 3 to 4 basil leaves of your bunch. Muddle them with water in the bottom of your cocktail shaker. Add ice, vodka, agave nectar, and lime juice (if you wish) and shake very vigorously. Add tonic to the shake and combine with a single toss. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge and a basil leaf.
Warning: Adding carbonation into a shaker can be dangerous, as the bubbles can cause it to explode leaving you with a sticky mess. Be gentle once the tonic has been added to avoid this.
makes 1 serving
This floral cocktail is so light and airy it may have come out of Cloud City. The Creme de Violette works wonderfully well with a lighter gin to produce spring like floral flavors. A purple delight, it is balanced and easy to drink while you yell at Luke, “It’s a trap!”.
2 oz gin (preferably a lighter gin, I used The Botanist)
1/2 – 1 oz Creme de Violette (to you desired sweetness)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 lemon twist (to garnish)
1 cup of ice
Combine all the ingredients apart from the lemon twist in a cocktail shaker. Shake until frosty, strain into a chilled coupe, for added elegance, or martini glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.
makes 1 serving
This coffee infused punch is ideal for long movie nights. It is easy to make in advance and you won’t miss your favorite scene by standing over the cocktail shaker all night. The added caffeine means that you can watch all thee to seven films without falling asleep. And did I mention that it is delicious? It is the best coffee ever.
1 1/2 cups cold brew coffee
1 cup coffee liqueur
1/2 cup spiced rum
1 12oz bottle of Coca-cola (preferably Mexican)
1/2 cup heavy cream
Prep in advance:
Combine coffee, liqueur, rum, and cola in a large pitcher, up to four hours ahead. Cover
Fill chilled rocks glasses with ice. Stir prepared pitcher, then divide evenly between 4-5 glasses. Top with cream to taste. Enjoy!